Accessibility Team Meeting Notes: July 16, 2021

These are the weekly notes for the AccessibilityAccessibility Accessibility (commonly shortened to a11y) refers to the design of products, devices, services, or environments for people with disabilities. The concept of accessible design ensures both “direct access” (i.e. unassisted) and “indirect access” meaning compatibility with a person’s assistive technology (for example, computer screen readers). ( Team meeting that happens on Fridays. You can read the full transcript on our Slack channel and find the meeting’s agenda here.

GutenbergGutenberg The Gutenberg project is the new Editor Interface for WordPress. The editor improves the process and experience of creating new content, making writing rich content much simpler. It uses ‘blocks’ to add richness rather than shortcodes, custom HTML etc. PR Add a Navigation Heading block. #33351 needs Accessibility team feedback

This was discussed during the meeting and a follow-up comment was added to the pull request.

Collect opinions surrounding removing the landmark/region from the "Open publish panel" button in Gutenberg. Related issue: Reconsider save and publishing flow for keyboard users #30634

The Accessibility team seems to be happy to keep the landmark/regions in place for the "Open publish panel" button.

Open floor